Defence Contract with BEL for Indian Army

  • The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited Pune.
  • For procurement of Electronic Fuzes for the Indian Army.
  • For 10 years at a total cost of Rs 5,336.25 crore.

Aim

  • To build up stocks to minimise imports.
  • Achieve self-sufficiency in manufacturing.
  • Obtain critical technologies.
  • Secure stock affected by supply chain disruption.

Electronic Fuzes:

  • They are an integral component of medium to heavy calibre Artillery guns which provide sustained artillery firepower for military operations.
  • They will be procured for usage in artillery guns capable of lethal engagements in various kinds of terrain including high-altitude areas along the Northern Borders.
  • They will be manufactured by the BEL at its Pune and upcoming Nagpur Plant.
  • It will generate employment for one and a half lakh man days.
  • Encourage active participation of Indian Industries.
  • Broaden ammunition manufacturing ecosystem.
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